Evaluation of a self-imaging SD-OCT system designed for remote home monitoring

Judy E. Kim*, Oren Tomkins-Netzer, Michael J. Elman, David R. Lally, Michaella Goldstein, Dafna Goldenberg, Shiri Shulman, Gidi Benyamini, Anat Loewenstein

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Purpose: To compare identification rates of retinal fluid of the Notal Vision Home Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) device (NVHO) when used by people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) to those captured by a commercial OCT. Methods: Prospective, cross-sectional study where patients underwent commercial OCT imaging followed by self-imaging with either the NVHO 2.5 or the NVHO 3 in clinic setting. Outcomes included patients’ ability to acquire analyzable OCT images with the NVHO and to compare those with commercial images. Results: Successful images were acquired with the NVHO 2.5 in 469/531 eyes (88%) in 264/290 subjects (91%) with the mean (SD) age of 78.8 (8.8); 153 (58%) were female with median visual acuity (VA) of 20/40. In the NVHO 3 cohort, 69 eyes of 45 subjects (93%) completed the self-imaging. Higher rates of successful imaging were found in eyes with VA ≥ 20/320. Positive percent agreement/negative percent agreement for detecting the presence of subretinal and/or intraretinal fluid when reviewing for fluid in three repeated volume scans were 97%/95%, respectively for the NVHO v3. Conclusion: Self-testing with the NVHO can produce high quality images suitable for fluid identification by human graders, suggesting the device may be able to complement standard-of-care clinical assessments and treatments.

Original languageEnglish
Article number261
JournalBMC Ophthalmology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2022
Externally publishedYes


FundersFunder number
Apellis, Chengdu Kanghong Pharmaceutical Group
Notal Vision
Ora, Inc.
Bayer Fund
Novo Nordisk


    • Age-related macular degeneration
    • HOME OCT
    • Home monitoring


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